[quote="dmar198, post:4, topic:231464"]
The "multiple incarnations" thing sends up a red flag to me, but I can't put my finger on what. :shrug:
Could it be because it brings to mind CCC 1013?
1013 Death is the end of man's earthly pilgrimage, of the time of grace and mercy which God offers him so as to work out his earthly life in keeping with the divine plan, and to decide his ultimate destiny. When "the single course of our earthly life" is completed, we shall not return to other earthly lives: "It is appointed for men to die once." There is no "reincarnation" after death.
I understand that you are not referring to the possibility of human beings possibly being reincarnated but, Jesus. I think Jesus would not be reincarnated in another dimension or universe. Although the quote you provide of Saint Thomas Aquinas demonstrates logical reasoning, I do not think that it at all can be applied to the proposition that there can necessarily be other universes etc...
I agree with the reasoning of the quote. I think that I can apply it to the thought or question; can God decide to undo his creation? Well, I suppose I would answer that he CAN. Can he create other universes? Well, I suppose he CAN. Afterall, he is God and it would be unreasonable to limit his freedom. But, would he undo his creation? I think not and again, I do not think that he would reincarnate in another universe nor would the Father nor the Holy Spirit.
I am not very articulate nor eloquent, but, I will try to briefly explain why I think that Our Lord Jesus Christ would not reincarnate in another form but will remain in that inwhich he was transfigured which is his glorified human body - the one and only one he had while on earth.Well, one thing that I have a decent appreciation of Our Lord of is his respect for our human dignity and his pure and absolute love for all and each of us. If he or the Father or the Holy Spirit were to be reincarnated in another dimension and, in the case of Our Lord in a different body, this would diminish his sacrifice and the beautiful expression of his love for us. Our Lord suffered, died and was buried and on the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the scriptures. He will rise again in Glory and his Kingdom will have no end. He died once and resurrected and in doing so he conquered death. He does not need to do this again.
I apologize for not stating a nice clear argument for my position. But, it is really to the point for me of being inconceibable that Our Lord would reincarnate in some other type of body. Perhaps, some one more eloquent than I can write about how this is unorthodox. At the center of my understanding is the love of God for each and everyone of us, it is something that can not be duplicated. He truly and genuine does love us human beings and we are his adopted children."For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16).
I appreciate free thinking and we certainly do not know much of heaven. It could be that in heaven there will be other types of living things but, I my faith tells me that Jesus will remain in his gloridied human body forever. This understanding helps me to also understand how much God loves human beings.
Hope you enjoyed reading my thoughts,